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Revitalizing Breadfruit

Revitalizing Breadfruit

"The Ho'oulu ka 'Ulu Project.“

Ho'oulu ka 'Ulu is a project to revitalize 'ulu (breadfruit) as an attractive, delicious, nutritious, abundant, affordable, and culturally appropriate food which addresses Hawai'i's food security issues. It is well known that Hawai'i imports about 90% of its food, making it one of the most food insecure states in the nation. Additionally, since the economic downturn of 2008, many families lack access to affordable and nutritious food. We believe that breadfruit is a key to solving Hawaii's food security problems.

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Hawai'i Island Directory


Mahalo nui to Sonia R. Martinez for her initiative and hard work in updating and expanding this list for the Hawai'i Homegrown Food Network. This directory has been continually revised, expanded, and updated since early 2010. The original market names were compiled from many different sources in early 2010: Slow Food Hawai'i, Our Hamakua Newsletter, Edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine, Kona Web, Ben Discoe, and from many individuals, vendors and market managers. Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for permission before reproducing.


Farmers Markets

There are approximately 25 farmers markets on Hawai'i Island. The number of vendors at each of these markets ranges from 5 to 200. Some serve neighborhoods, others serve whole districts—each is unique. The variety of fresh produce and food products is dazzling. Many food crops and products are grown conventionally, but more vendors are offering certified organic produce and products grown without petroleum-based chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Many markets have plants and flowers. Some markets add arts, crafts, clothing and miscellaneous household items, new and used. One could say that farmers markets are the heart of our island’s local, sustainable food system.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of "shares" to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a "membership" or a "subscription") and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.

Consumer benefits:

  • Eat ultra-fresh food, with all the flavor and vitamin benefits
  • Get exposed to new vegetables and new ways of cooking
  • Usually have an opportunity to visit the farm at least once a season
  • Develop a relationship with the farmer who grows your food and learn more about how food is grown

Farmer benefits:

  • Can spend time marketing when the demands of farming are low (off-peak season)
  • Build a reliable, steady customer base
  • Receive payment early in the season, which helps with the farm's cash flow
  • Have an opportunity to get to know the people who eat the food they grow

To learn more, see http://www.localharvest.org/csa/


North Kohala

Hawi Farmers Market, Saturday, 8 am – 2 pm. [full article]
Under the banyan tree near the post office – Kohala-grown produce and plants, locally prepared foods, Kohala-made crafts - Wallyne (aka Lehua)  Matsuda, President (333-7963), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.hawifarmersmarket.com

South Kohala

Previously Anna Ranch Farmers Market, this market is now located at Pukalani Stables with new hours and many more vendors. A unique farmers market of the Big Island featuring local foods & artist in a beauitful historic setting. Join us (or order to go) lunch or dinner...and...topped it off with a savory dessert...cookies, cupcakes, chocolate etc. Also stop by and tour the Paniolo Museum. On Pukalani Road located in the heart of Waimea. Contact: Cindy Becker (747-4300), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WaimeaMidweekFarmersMarket?ref=ts&fref=ts

Kekela Farm Market, Tuesday 2 - 5 pm, and Friday 3 - 5 pm [full article]
Located at 64-604 Mana Road, Kamuela. Turn onto Mana Road at 55 mile marker, Mamalahoa Highway; left at stop sign, 0.4 miles to red barn (first left after Koa Lane). Local, organic produce plus coffee, honey, goat cheese. Tuesdays only: stone oven-baked breads. Info: Paul Johnston - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Manager Betsy Sanderson: (887-0023) - Website: http://www.kekelafarms.com/

Waikaloa King's Shop Farmers Market, Wednesday 8:30 - 2:00 [full article]
Local products only; veggies, fruit, herbs, aquaculture (herbs and tilapia), orchids, cut flowers, jams, honey, artisan breads/pastry, tea, coffee - Contact: Tammy Touchet, Palani Makai Partners, LLC - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Info: 886-8811.

Waimea Homestead Farmers Market, Saturday, 7 am – noon [full article]
Held on the lawn fronting Kuhio Hale, the West Hawaii District Office of the Department of Hawaiian Homelands (the 55 mile marker of Mamalahoa Hwy.)  Don't miss the First Saturday celebration each month with many additional vendors and a special free presentation or program. Info: Roen Hufford, (937-2729) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Cynthia Spencer (333-2165) - Website: http://www.waimeafarmersmarket.com/

Waimea Town Market at Parker School, Saturday, 8 am – 1 pm [full article]
Parker School - Kamuela. Over 30 vendors weekly selling farm and farm related products. Fresh produce (Big Island grown only and some is organic), plus coffee, orchids, a variety of cut flowers and greens, leis, nursery products, honey, goat cheese, jams; delicious, freshly prepared food (breakfasts/lunches all permitted by the Dept. of Health), stone oven breads; some handmade crafts (locally made only); massages and fresh cup of Kona coffee. Free demos and events; live, easy-listening music every week. A Hawaiian herbalist comes to market and some vendors sell Hawaii made body care products. For more information please contact Pau Johnston (887-0023). This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website: http://waimeatownmarket.com/

CSA: Ka'Ohi Nani Farm [full article]
We have been farming organically in Hawaii for over 25 years. This is our second season as your CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm. We offer a variety of organic vegetables, eggs, artisan breads, and much more. Weekly newsletters, recipes, complimentary flowers and herbs delivered right to your home or business. We deliver in Waimea and the surrounding areas. Our goals at Ka 'Ohi Nani farm are to produce fresh, healthy foods for our local community, provide a quality of life for the farmers and workers, and sustain economic viability for our farm with care and respect for natures diversity. Steve and Lark Willey (885-1950) Waimea - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ka-Ohi-Nani-Farm/106955612709964

Hāmākua

Honoka'a Farmers Market, Saturday, 7:00 am - 1 pm
Fronting Honokaa Trading Company – One of the oldest if not THE oldest farmers’ markets on the island. Organic and non-organic produce, Mama Ella’s famous homemade lilikoi cookies and more - Grace Walker (775-0808)

North Hilo

Laupahoehoe Farmers Market, Sunday, 9 am – 1 pm [full article]
Next to the Minit Mart on the highway. Local produce, baked goods, preserves, hydroponic lettuces and watercress, local arts & crafts - Arlene Hussey (640-4081)

South Hilo

Hilo Farmers Market, Wednesday and Saturday, 7 am - 3 pm
Some vendors every day. Downtown Hilo corner of Mamo and Kamehameha Ave., across from the Mo'oheau Bandstand and bus station. Over 200 vendors. Produce, plants, cut flowers, seafood, specialty value added food products, crafts. Accepts EBT.  Keith De La Cruz (933-1000) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., http://www.hilofarmersmarket.com

Kino'ole Farmers Market, Saturday, 7 am - noon [full article]
Hilo at the Kino'ole Shopping Plaza (old Sure Save market location) at 1990 Kinoole. Hawai'i grown and produced vegetables, fruits and potted plants, fresh baked breads. Fresh eggs and lamb meat on occasions. Free demonstrations. We accept EBT. Delan (Rusty) Perry (938-4545) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mamo Street Market, Open 7 days a week 8 am - 5 pm
Mamo parking lot corner of Mamo Street and Kilauea Avenue, Hilo.

CSA: Island Goode's, 27-2365 Hwy 19 Papa‘ikou, CSA season from May to October
We provide fresh picked produce using organic practices. These are some of the items you may find in your box: lettuces, spinach, kale, Swiss chard, beets, radishes, carrots, potatoes, asparagus, sweet white corn, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, snap peas, snow peas, onions, string beans, wax beans, pac choy, boc choy, daikon radish, basil, oregano, papaya, passion fruit, oranges, lemons, limes, avocados, bananas and more. Everything is grown on our farm. We provide delivery to your home or business in the Downtown/Hilo area on Wednesdays from 9am to 3pm. If you are not in our delivery area, you can pick up at the Island Goode's farm on Tuesday afternoon. Please sign up with payment one month prior to the beginning of your selected CSA season or seasons.  Call Laura or Gavin Goode (964-2291).

Puna

Farmers Market at The Mill, Saturday, 8 am to 1 pm [full article]
Hilo Coffee Mill, Hwy 11, between MM 12-13, Mountain View. Locally grown or value added products using locally grown, live animals.  Crafts if made using locally grown. Cooking demos and breakfast made with locally grown products. Live music. Private community farmers’ market, not affiliated with the BI Farm Bureau. EBT accepted by some vendors for qualifying items. Contact: Katherine Patton (968-1333) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.localharvest.org/farmers-markets/M33651

Kalapana (SPACE) Farmer's Market, Saturday, 8 am - Noon [full article] The SPACE Market is now known as the “Outer S.P.A.C.E Market” located at Uncle Robert’s Awa Club in Kalapana. Live music. All local products. Fresh vegetables & fruit, prepared foods, crafts, clothing, plants, massage, and more. Come for shopping and socializing! Spaces for vendors are available. EBT/SNAP Accepted. Market Manager: Tiara (965-6602) and email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Market Directors Dena Smith and Sam Keli’iho’omalu.

Kea‘au Village Farmers’ Market, Tuesday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm; Saturday, 8 am - 3 pm; closed Sunday & Monday
16-0550 Old Volcano Rd., Kea’au. Fresh local farm produce featuring super sweet corn, flowers, handmade Hawaiian arts & crafts. For information call Rudy MacAnas (966-4853) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Keaau-Village-Market/252231834901922

Maku‘u Farmers Market, Sunday, 8 am - 2 pm [full article]
Hwy 130 past Ainaloa Subdivision between MM 7 – 8, Pahoa. Approx 150 vendors - Hawaiian crafts, plants, produce, jewelry, shells, ethnic and recycled clothing, food, records/CDs, books -  Hidi Boteilho & I`oane Kekahuna project managers. (896-5537) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pahoa Farmers Market, Sunday, 6 am – 3 pm
Luquin’s/Akebono Theater parking lot. Large, covered, outdoor market with fresh produce, clothing, jewelry, food, coffee booths, music, kava bar and kava presentations, and more. Call Anthony (965-9292).

Volcano Farmers' Market, Sunday, 6:30 – 10 am [full article]
Cooper Center, Wright Road, Volcano Village. Produce, value added food products, coffee, hot foods, baked goods, crafts, services, etc. -   Linda Ugalde (967-7209) – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CSA: Ginger Ridge Farm
18389 Volcano Hwy, Mountain View.Certified Organic. Pickup every Sunday from 12-3 pm. We recommend a 6-month commitment. Minimum membership is 1 month with 1 pick up per week. Trial membership $100/month. Payments due at the first pick-up day of the membership period by cash, check or credit card. Howard James (968 7622) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - http://www.localharvest.org/farms/M17758

CSA: Punachicks Farm
Raising organic pastured broiler chickens for the Big Island community. We are trying to fulfill a need that we saw for more local, wholesome alternatives to factory farmed supermarket chicken. We plan on having them available on a consistent basis (twice a month). Our chickens are raised in small groups in portable pens that are moved daily to fresh pasture, so that they can enjoy green grass, bugs, fresh air, and sunshine. We believe this is a much better model than that used on confinement "factory farms", including "big organic" brands available in the supermarket. We raise and slaughter our chickens respectfully, which produces a very high quality product. One taste and you'll be hooked! Please visit our website www.punachicksfarm.com  to use our online order form. Call 430-0147 weekends and after 4pm weekdays, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ka‘u

Ka'u Farmers' Market, Wednesday and Saturday, 8 am - Noon. "Hawai'i Made"*
The Southernmost Market in the USA. Location: Shaka Restaurant grounds, Naalehu. Vendors may stay until dusk. The market is noted for local made crafts, gifts, art, and clothing. Lamb, eggs, and Kuahiwi Ranch grass fed beef.. Vegetables and fruits. Shave ice. *Hawai'i Made must be grown, crafted, or created in Hawai'i. For information or to reserve space, call market manager Sheri Serreria (339-1032).

Na'alehu Market, Wednesday and Saturday, 8 am - 2 pm
In front of ACE Hardware, Na'alehu. Featuring organic fruits and vegetables grown by youth from Pacific Quest (proceeds donated to Ka'u community). For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
CSA: West Hawaii Farms
Ocean View (939-9701)
CSA: Earth Matters
Greg and Gail Smith (443-8281)

South Kona

South Kona Green Market (SKGM), Sunday, 9 am - 1 pm [full 2013 article] [2010 article]
Amy B. H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, Captain Cook, about MM 110. 40+ vendors, 100% Kona Coffee, fresh produce and herbs, local artists, Hawaiian plants and flowers, natural health and beauty products, prepared food and desserts, live music and cultural demonstrations. Bring Your Own Bag! Timothy Bruno (328-8797)  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , http://www.SKGM.org. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SouthKonaGreenMarket.

South Kona Fruit Stand, Monday – Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm; Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm - 84-4770 Mamalahoa Hwy – between MM 103 -104 – Honaunau.  Tropical fruits, smoothies, juices, baked good, coffee - (328-8547) Website: http://www.southkonafruitstand.com/

North Kona

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa, Kailua-Kona.  Come and shop for your local produce, fruit and estate coffees! Local artists & original handcrafted products from Hawai'i Island! Meet friends for lunch on the Keauhou Beach Resort Verandah Lounge! By shopping at our farmers market, you’re supporting local Hawai'i island farmers, artists & their families. Your dollars help to perpetuate a vital part of our islands economy; by shopping local you can reduce the amount of imported basic foods & give gifts from our island's artists. Come and get to know the farmer & find out where your food is coming from. Contact: Greg and Gail Smith (939-7510) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., http://www.hooulufarmersmkt.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hooulucommunitymarket

Kailua Village Farmers’ Market, Tuesday thru Sunday, 7 am – 4 pm
Across from Hale Halawai, corner of Alii Drive and Hualalai Rd., Kailua-Kona. Mostly local produce, flowers and leis, , macnuts, honey, coffee, Hawaiian crafts, soaps,  etc - http://www.konafarmersmarket.com/

Keauhou Farmers Market, Saturday, 8 am – Noon [full article]
Keauhou Shopping Center, Keauhou. Locally grown Hawaii Island products only, no crafts. Island grown produce and plants - come and talk story with the farmer, learn about local produce, discover the tastes of Hawaii and help support local your local farmer. 100% Kona Coffee, macadamia nuts, honey, eggs, organic greens, fruits, vegetables, freshly baked goods, jams, jellies, cut flowers, coconut, potted plants, orchids and more!. Free demos and events. Check website for schedule. Farm Bureau sponsored. Contact: Zarine Dorabji (895-8665), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Kona County Farm Bureau (324-6011), http://www.keauhoufarmersmarket.com.

Kona Sunset Farmers Market - Wednesday 2 pm until dark 
K-Mart parking Lot, Kailua- Kona. Kona Sunset Farmers Market is a year-round, community-based farmers market featuring food and agricultural products that are grown, sourced, and made in Hawaii. Here you will find a wide selection of quality produce, seafood, value-added items, prepared foods, artisanal goods, and agricultural products. Our mission is to offer economic and social opportunities for residents that support sustainability and self-reliance in our local food and agricultural economy. Our values are based on the Hawaiian principles of Kupono, Malama A’ina, and Lokahi. - Manager: Zarine (895-8665) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Website www.konasunsetmarket.com.

CSA: Adaptations Inc, 79-7500 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua [full article]
Certified organic. Choose between the basic feast and the gourmet feast. Members pick up their shares at a choice of four drop points: Kealakekua, Kailua-Kona (2), or Waimea. The basic feast contains mostly raw salad items - lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and a small amount of veggies. The gourmet feast is all that plus more veggies and tropical fruit. Everything is 100% locally grown. We have our own farm in Honaunau and we consolidate harvests from about 30 farmers and gardeners for weekly distribution through Fresh Feast and daily distribution to restaurants and limited stores. Maureen Datta (324-6600)  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; http://www.localharvest.org/farms/M7013.  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adaptationsaloha


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